A Soweto teenager put himself through school by preparing graves. Now he’s an undertaker, but still gets emotional at the sight of a child’s coffin.
When death goes viral: Q&A with Tarryn Crossman on the multifaceted ways grief mixes with social media
Filmmaker Tarryn Crossman’s second documentary film, Timelines, is a story about death in the digital age.
How to get through life? These novels of ideas and odes to “ordinary people” give some hints.
The actor, who played the logical human-alien Mr Spock in the cult Star Trek TV series and subsequent movies, has died after battling a lung disease.
This morning the country woke up to the news of the death of local soul singer Lungisa "Lulu" Dikana.
We would all choose a quick death if we could, but for some of us that won't happen. We should talk more about it.
Cousin Hebert dreamt of creating a children's play park in the back yard of his mansion.
We pay tribute to the legendary star - who was found dead from an apparent suicide - with images that capture his life as a comedian, actor and philanthropist.
Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams passed away on Monday. We pay tribute to his life with five of his best movies.
Tributes have poured in at the news of legendary comic actor Robin Williams's death by apparent suicide at his home in California on Monday.
Survivors of North Korea's notorious detention camps share their stories of brutality, starvation and witnessing frequent executions.
South African artist Zanele Muholi’s two shows come from different directions at the central issue: the (im)possibility of the task of mourning.
After mourning the death of the revolution, the ?collective has found new purpose, and a new myth.
We take a look at the developments since Madiba's death was announced – from Jacob Zuma's visit in Houghton to the plans for the funeral.
Hundreds of people went to pay their respects at Nelson Mandela's Houghton home with candles and songs soon after the news of his death.
One of the most powerful storms on record has killed at least 10 000 people in the Philippines and left countless others homeless and in desperate need of aid.
Somalia's al-Shabab militants continue their siege of Westgate mall in Kenya, which has left at least 68 people dead. WARNING: graphic images.
Children as young as eight face toxic gas, mercury poisoning and death in Tanzania's illegal mines.
Instead of outsourcing all talk of death to medics, priests and undertakers some people have embraced the more personalised idea of "death cafes".